Visitor FAQs

Is there a cost to enter and use the Greenway?

Yes. A day use fee of $6 per adult and $4 for children ages 5-12 is required to use the Greenway.  Day use fees contribute to the overall funding of the Anne Springs Close Greenway.  If you plan to make multiple visits to the Greenway, consider a membership.  Monthly and yearly membership options are available for both individuals and families.

What are the Greenway’s hours of operation?

The Anne Springs Close Greenway gates are open from 7:00am – sunset, 7 days a week.  Greenway Gateway Hours are 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday – Saturday and 11:00am-6:00pm, Sunday. More information can be found here.

Does the Greenway offer boat access?

Kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding are popular activities on the Greenway lakes and ponds.  Locations for watercraft usage are at the Adventure Road and Lake Haigler Entrances. Guests may bring their own non-motorized boats and watercraft and can walk to Stumpy Pond and to the Lake Haigler Kayak Launch to put in. Lake Crandall offers unloading by use of boat ramps. Guests may bring their own non-motorized boats and watercraft. Gas-powered boat motors are prohibited on the Greenway.

How does membership to the Greenway Work? How will you know I’m a member?

Membership to the Anne Springs Close Greenway is a great way to take advantage of all we have to offer. We offer memberships for individuals and families with monthly and yearly billing options.  Memberships can be purchased online, over the phone or in person at the Greenway Gateway.

Once you are a registered member, you will receive an email with a digital membership card that can be downloaded to your smartphone and shown at the Welcome Stations each time you enter the Greenway. No smartphone?  No worries!  Welcome Station attendants can look up your membership by last name!

Do you offer camping?

The Anne Springs Close Greenway hosts three group camping events each year as well as camping experiences for scouts and other groups.  Individual camping is not allowed on the Greenway.

Can anyone fish at the Greenway and what is your fishing policy?

Fishing is offered exclusively to members of the Anne Springs Close Greenway who hold a South Carolina fishing license. Our lakes and ponds have a variety of fish including brim and catfish. While the ponds are stocked with bass, bass fishing is limited to catch and release at the Anne Springs Close Greenway. You can find more information about our fishing policies here.

What is your photography policy?

The beautiful landscape of the Anne Springs Close Greenway makes it an ideal location for all types of photography.  All photography on the Greenway must be scheduled.  Single session and day of photography rates apply unless you hold an annual photography pass.  Photographers interested in scheduling a session should call Guest Services at 803.547.4575

Photography Rates:

$300 annual photography pass (Greenway membership required)

$60 non-pass holder fee per session (booked in advance)

$75 non-pass holder fee per session (day of session)

Find more information about our photography policy here.

Is the Mary Warner Mack Dog Park included in my membership?

With over 12 acres of enclosed natural space for dogs of all sizes, the Mary Warner Mack Dog Park is a paradise for your four-legged friend.  Membership to the Dog Park is an additional fee of $10 per month and Dog Park member must be Greenway members.  Click here to learn how to join the Mary Warner Mack Dog Park.

What are your equestrian offerings? Do I have to have my own horse to ride at the Greenway?

The Greenway Stables is a family-friendly, working horse farm, owned and operated by the Anne Springs Close Greenway. We offer a number of experiences for visitors with horses included. From lead-line and guided trail rides to riding lessons and equestrian camps, there is sure to be something that meets your interest.  Horse owners are also welcome to ride on our horse trails for a nominal daily use fee. Visit our Equestrian page to learn more about the Greenway Stables.

How do I get to the trails? What if I need to park closer to the trailhead?

With 36-miles of trails crisscrossing 2,100 acres, parking lots have been placed at the entrances in areas that allow access to multiple trailheads.  Handicapped parking is located at each entrance for visitors who need closer proximity to the property.  Trail maps are located at each Welcome Station and at the map kiosks.  You can also receive a digital copy of the map by texting GWMAP to 515-55.

Who owns the Anne Springs Close Greenway?

The Anne Springs Close Greenway is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity of Leroy Springs & Company, Inc.  Gifts from donors and members help us continue to share our mission, care for our 2,100 acres, and remain a community leader in education and conservation programming. In 1995, the Anne Springs Close Greenway was dedicated to the public to serve as a natural buffer from urban development and a place for countless activities – from hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, to picnics, kayaking and more.

Are the trails paved?

Of the 36 miles of trails on the Anne Springs Close Greenway, almost all are natural and not suitable for strollers or wheel chairs. The Historic Solid Surface Loop, a paved and accessible trail, is located at the Dairy Barn entrance. This path travels part of the Old Nation Road and passes the Comporium Amphitheater, Faires-Coltharp Cabin and Graham Cabin.

Do I still have to pay to eat at the Canteen?

The Gateway Canteen, located inside the Greenway Gateway, is the perfect spot to relax after a day on the trails or just to watch the sun dip over the horizon. As our newest amenity on the Greenway, access to this facility is free for Greenway Members.  All other visitors must pay a Greenway day use fee.